Dreams really do come true – you can get a job as a mattress tester

Lifestyle

A luxury homeware marketplace is looking for a professional bed tester, and honestly, someone needs to pinch us because it feels like we’re dreaming.

The brand, Olivia’s, is offering a lucky successful applicant £60 an hour to give detailed feedback on the beds and garden daybeds sold on their site.

The company says it has had a spike in sales in recent weeks and would like to get an honest review system going so their customers are more informed when they purchase beds.

The ‘Comfort Connoisseur’ will need to fill out a scorecard for each bed they test reviewing their comfort, aesthetic, size and durability.

They will also need to give written feedback on their experience on said bed, and the company will expect detailed reports on at least two beds a month.

Olivia’s says it’s looking for someone to get started straight away and is after a ‘self-starter with impeccable taste, good writing skills, no underlying sleep conditions like sleep apnoea and an eye for detail’.

Each item will be delivered to the ‘Comfort Connoisseur’s’ home and assembled for them if needed, but don’t worry, the necessary social distancing measures will be observed.

You wouldn’t be able to keep the beds you test – whoever gets the job will need to test the bed for at least five days, submit their report to their manager and then book for the bed to be collected.

The company has stressed that applicants must be willing to accept deliveries and have a spare room where the interior beds can be put as well as an outdoor space for the daybeds.

Nick Moutter, founder of Olivia’s, said: ‘Anybody can lie on a bed and sleep, we want someone who can analyse the experience and provide detailed feedback that will serve our community of interior-obsessed customers.’

Hopeful applicants can apply for the role, which closes at the end of May on the website for Olivia’s.